Tour de France chief Christian Prudhomme insists the celebration will not get put with out spectators if it goes forward.
French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu prompt very last 7 days that the Tour could consider place at the rear of closed doors in purchase to contain the threat of coronavirus.
“The Tour de France is even now set to consider place as scheduled [June 29 – July 19],” Prudhomme told French site Sports activities-Auvergne.fr. “Naturally, this relies upon on what occurs with the coronavirus pandemic.
“In ‘Tour de France’, the most important phrase is ‘France’. It’s the overall health predicament of the country that counts. There’s only a person thing that I want for, and that is that the Tour de France takes location this summer.”
“The Tour de France is passion, enthusiasm and smiles previously mentioned all. We should find the smiles.”
Defending champion Egan Bernal has previously named for the Tour to be postponed.
The large the greater part of sporting gatherings have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Euro 2020 and the Olympic Games both of those pushed back to the summer season of 2021.